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The gorgeous, neon-lit 1960s-era signage outside El Patio signal to diners that this Tex-Mex stalwart has weathered the years with grace and charm. Adding to its throwback allure is El Patio’s queso recipe, originally concocted by the late, great Felix Mexican Restaurant. Other Tex-Mex classics on offer here include fried egg–topped Sunrise Enchiladas (former owner Ana Villasana’s favorite dish), which the restaurant claims to have invented before anyone else in town. Though Villasana sold her family’s restaurant to a trio of investors in 2000, the new team has kept the old El Patio traditions alive.

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Dinner, Lunch
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Child Friendly, Parking, Reservations, Takeout

El Patio

6444 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77057
Briargrove  •  713-780-0410
Sun–Thurs 11am–10pm; Fri–Sat 11am–11pm